Urban Science Consultant in Detroit, Michigan

This position supports the delivery of client services on an account team. The Consultant is focused on both technical & client handling skills to execute high quality projects and assignments with a high degree of accuracy in a timely manner

  • With limited guidance, plans, organizes, develops and delivers client-requested reports, deliverables and projects on time, adhering to client requested specifications.

  • Designs, creates and manages client databases, utilizing Urban Science proprietary software, ensuring accurate and high quality data.

  • Serves as a contact for, and develops relationships with, the client in order to assist in effectively responding to client requests and inquiries.

  • Acquires and maintains a thorough understanding of client data for assigned projects in order to properly create client deliverables.

  • Assumes responsibility for accurate and high quality data being utilized on assigned projects.

  • Accurately performs application coding and testing functions associated with the development of custom client software.

  • Tracks, processes, analyzes and verifies data in order to improve accuracy and quality.

  • Use technical skills to accurately monitor, update and maintain Urban Science internal software systems.

  • Attends project meetings in order to document meeting notes and stay up to date on project deliverables.

  • Partners with internal teams to ensure that software is properly installed, set up and functioning at established quality levels.

  • Adheres to quality control standards for Urban Science and client organizations.

  • Coordinates with individuals or teams to complete analyses, tasks and projects on time and with high quality.

  • Proactively communicates with management to provide updates and report issues in a timely manner.

  • Actively works with manager to understand and implement solutions to improve NPS (client satisfaction).

  • Actively supports and participates in required Urban Science training programs to achieve targeted development objectives.

  • Works with manager in completing own annual goal setting and performance review in a timely manner.

  • Provides training and coaching to Analysts as directed and assumes responsibility for reviewing the accuracy and quality of their work.

  • Works with manager to prioritize other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or competency needed for successful performance in the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Database: Requires demonstrated knowledge of relational database management, including, creating and executing queries, creating scripts, importing/exporting data and manipulating data; knowledge and experience with SQL is required

  • Math & Statistics: Requires knowledge of basic descriptive statistics and ability to execute simple statistical analyses, create scatter plots, bar charts and histograms; requires ability to select and apply the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem

  • MS Office: Requires demonstrated knowledge of MS Excel for charting and graphing of data, writing formulas and utilizing functions, and filtering, sorting and formattingof data; requires intermediate knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and Access

  • Communication: Requires the ability and capacity to communicate ideas, facts and data in writing using appropriate grammar, syntax and sentence structure

  • Analytical Thinking: Requires the ability to understand a situation by breaking it apart into smaller pieces, and/or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step causal way

  • Information Seeking: Requires the drive to gain a deeper understanding of work related issues or events by making a concerted effort to gather information and seek out development opportunities

  • Initiative: Requires the drive to go above and beyond in order to improve or enhance job results

  • Quality Control: Requires the ability to monitor and check work related information and deliverables ensuring high quality and accuracy

  • Customer Service: Requires the ability to understand and help/assist both internal and external customers and meet their needs

  • Conceptual Thinking: Requires the ability to understand a situation or problem by putting the different pieces together to see the bigger picture

  • Time Management: Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing demands and manage multiple concurrent tasks is required


  • University degree required; technical degrees are strongly preferred (i.e., engineering, applied math, statistics, applied science, information systems, operations research, etc.) from an accredited college or university, or equivalent foreign institution. Non-technical degrees will be considered if candidate possesses appropriate level of analytical and technical knowledge required for the role

  • Minimum of 2 years related work experience preferred


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified. The job may require additional hours beyond the normal 40-hour workweek.

ID: 2018-4100

External Company Name: Urban Science Applications, Inc.

External Company URL: www.urbanscience.com

Street: 400 Renaissance Center